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Genus Cophura

Small Robber Fly at high altitude. - Cophura brevicornis - female Small Robber - Cophura Cophura brevicornis Small Robber - Cophura fly 100 - Cophura painteri - female fly 100 - Cophura painteri - female Small robber fly - Cophura Cophura brevicornis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Superfamily Asiloidea
Family Asilidae (Robber Flies)
Subfamily Dasypogoninae
Genus Cophura
Explanation of Names
Cophura Osten-Sacken 1887
Numbers
34 spp. in our area (4 reach Canada, all in BC)(1)(2)
Identification
First flagellomere unnotched; male with 7 visible abdominal tergites, wing hyaline or brown only on basal two-thirds, not spotted; pulvilli present; face plane or rounded; scutum without crest of hairs; protibial spur present but thin and sigmoid.(3)
Range
w. US + BC; Mexico(1)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of the robber flies (Diptera: Asilidae) of the Nearctic Region [unpublished draft]
Fisher E.M., Wilcox J. 1997. 45 pp.
2.Robber Flies
3.Manual of Nearctic Diptera Volume 1
Varies for each chapter; edited by J.F. McAlpine, B.V. Petersen, G.E. Shewell, H.J. Teskey, J.R. Vockeroth, D.M. Wood. 1981. Research Branch Agriculture Canada.